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Chiefs fan and groundskeeper test positive for COVID-19 following opener

Although Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans players have all been cleared for coronavirus, one...

Although Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans players have all been cleared for coronavirus, one fan and a groundskeeper at Arrowheads Stadium for last week’s NFL opener have tested positive, prompting Missouri health officials to request that 10 more attendees quarantine.

Just 17,000 fans were allowed to attend the game, due to pandemic concerns.  

State health officials claim that one person who watched the game from a group box tested positive the following day. Those who were near that unidentified individual have been notified and did agree to quarantine themselves.

Kansas City and Jacksonville were the only two NFL teams to allow fan attendance in Week 1.

Although Chiefs and Texans players have all been cleared for coronavirus, one fan and a groundskeeper at Arrowheads Stadium for last week's NFL opener have tested positive, prompting Missouri health officials to request that 10 more attendees quarantine

Although Chiefs and Texans players have all been cleared for coronavirus, one fan and a groundskeeper at Arrowheads Stadium for last week’s NFL opener have tested positive, prompting Missouri health officials to request that 10 more attendees quarantine

Chiefs fans were asked to maintain social distance both inside and outside Arrowhead Stadium

Chiefs fans were asked to maintain social distance both inside and outside Arrowhead Stadium

Chiefs fans were asked to maintain social distance both inside and outside Arrowhead Stadium

Two NFL players were among the seven new positive COVID-19 tests recorded from September 6-12, the league and the union announced Wednesday.

A total of 40,479 tests were administered to 7,437 players and team personnel.

That breaks down to 15,959 tests to 2,511 players and 24,520 tests to 4,926 personnel.

‘There were two new confirmed positive tests among players and five new confirmed positives among other personnel,’ the NFL and NFL Players Association said in a memo.

Players and Tier 1 and 2 personnel were tested daily. Tier 3 individuals were tested weekly.

Individuals who test positive for the coronavirus must follow the joint NFL-NFLPA Treatment Protocol.

They are immediately isolated and not permitted access to club facilities or to have direct contact with other players or personnel. Club medical staff are in regular communication with those who test positive to monitor symptoms.

NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM FAN POLICY

  • Arizona – No fans in September for two games, against Washington and Detroit.
  • Atlanta – No fans in September. Affected September 13 against Seattle and will affect on SSeptember 27 against Chicago.
  • Baltimore – No fans for the start of the season.
  • Buffalo – No fans in September. Affected against New York Jets and will affect on September 27 against Los Angeles Rams.
  • Carolina – Hopeful of fans in October.
  • Chicago – Team plans no fans for now.
  • Cincinnati – Had no fans for home opener on September  13 against Chargers. State allowing 6,000 fans at October 4 and 25 games.
  • Cleveland – State permitting 6,000 fans at September 17 home opener against Cincinnati, October 27 against Washington.
  • Dallas – Announced plans for limited capacity for all games, beginning with Week 2 vs. Atlanta.
  • Denver – Had no fans for home opener on September 14 against Tennessee.
  • Detroit – No fans for first two games, against Chicago on September 13 and New Orleans on October 4.
  • Green Bay – No fans for first two games, against Detroit on September 20 and Atlanta on October 5.
  • Houston – No fans in September. Affects only September 20 game against Baltimore.
  • Indianapolis – No more than 25 percent capacity at games this season. Will have 2,500 fans maximum at opener on September 20.
  • Jacksonville – Had fans at opener vs. Colts, plans to have fans at about 25 percent of capacity at all games.
  • Kansas City – Had about 17,000 fans for opener against Houston, plans to have fans at about 22 percent of capacity at all games (approximately 16,000).
  • Las Vegas – No fans for 2020 season.
  • Los Angeles Chargers – No fans indefinitely in 2020 season.
  • Los Angeles Rams – No fans indefinitely in 2020 season.
  • Miami – Maximum of 13,000 fans will be allowed at the regular-season opener on September 20 against Buffalo.
  • Minnesota – No fans at home games in September. Affected September 13 loss against Green Bay and will affect Sept. 27 against Tennessee.
  • New England – No fans at home games in September.
  • New Orleans – Had no fans for opener on September 13 against Tampa Bay, have not ruled out fans on September 27 against Green Bay.
  • New York Giants – No fans ‘until further notice.’
  • New York Jets – No fans ‘until further notice.’
  • Philadelphia – No fans ‘until further notice.’
  • Pittsburgh – No fans for first two homes games, vs. Denver and Houston.
  • San Francisco – Had no fans for September 13 opener against Arizona.
  • Seattle – No fans for at least first three home games, on September 20 against New England, on September 27 against Dallas and on October 11 against Minnesota.
  • Tampa Bay – No fans for first two home games, on September 20 against Carolina and on October 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • Tennessee – No fans September 20 vs. Jacksonville. Allow 10 percent or about 7,000 fans, on October 4 against Pittsburgh, 12.5 percent (8,500) on October 11 vs. Buffalo and 18 percent (10,000) on October 18 vs. Houston. Plan for 21 percent capacity in November and December.
  • Washington – No fans for 2020 season.

(Source: Reuters)

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